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Old 01-25-2005, 09:29 PM   #1
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I have 3 Disk Drives (CD+RW / DVD+RW / DVD/CD-Rom) but my IDE cable only allowes 2 connects (1 to motherboard, 2 to Roms.) Is there a IDE cable that allowed 3 Rom connections?

Note: I Cant use My HardDrive UDP cable because i have 2 Harddrives (so that IDE cable is also used up too)


Question: Is there a IDE cable that allowed more then 3 connects (1 to motherboard, 3 to Disk Roms) or is there some sort of hardware i could install to allow 3 Roms on 1 IDE cable...


WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?!
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Old 01-25-2005, 09:33 PM   #2
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You don't :P IDE channels can have 2 drives max. You must either use your other channel, or add additional ones. You can purchase new, sometimes faster(ATA133 or SATA150) cards
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Old 01-25-2005, 09:36 PM   #3
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http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/specs.aspx?EDC=342975

will this work?
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I beleive it would...
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Old 01-25-2005, 09:44 PM   #5
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...123-110&depa=0

would this be better?


Note: I use windows XP
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:09 AM   #6
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There are SATA cdrom/burners which you can hook up to your SATA connections, if you motherboard has them.
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Note, you do not need a CD burner, your dvd burner burns CD and DVD, so you can remove it.
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Or you can buy a RAID controler card
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